Basic CS-Networks [3i Infotech Placement]: Sample Questions 75 - 75 of 90

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Question 75


Describe in Detail


What are major type of networks? Explain.


Two types of networks

  • Server-based network
  • Peer-to peer network

Server-based network

Understanding of Server-Based Network
  • The server is the central location- users share and access network resources.
  • Server controls the level of access for shared resources.
  • A node is a processing location like PC or networked printer.
  • Server OS designed to handle load, multiple client computers access server resources.
  • Star network


  • Shared data in one location- easy to back up critical business information.
  • One user account and password to log on to the server and to access shared resources.

Peer to peer network:

Understanding of Peer to Peer Network
  • Group of computers connected to each other allowing users to share resources and information.
  • No central location for authenticating users, storing files, or accessing resources.
  • Users log on to other computers to access the shared resources on that computer.
  • Difficult to track location of information- data is stored on multiple computers.
  • Multiple versions of the same file on different computers can cause confusion.
  • Mesh network

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